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SEALINE CROSS-COUNTRY RALLY QATAR: NEXT DESERT RALLY FOR MINISEALINE CROSS-COUNTRY RALLY QATAR: NEXT DESERT RALLY FOR MINI

Munich (DE). MINI and the Monster Energy X-raid Team travel to the fourth rally of the year in the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies – the Sealine Cross-Country Rally in Qatar (20th – 25th April) full of confidence. After Vladimir Vasilyev's (RU) impressive victory at the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge less than ten days ago, the MINI ALL4 Racing has another chance to prove itself on sandy terrain.

The X-raid Team is taking a total of four MINI ALL4 Racings to Qatar. In addition to Vasilyev....
THE BROADMOOR PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB LOADED WITH INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORSTHE BROADMOOR PIKES PEAK INTERNATIONAL HILL CLIMB LOADED WITH INTERNATIONAL COMPETITORS

Colorado Springs, April 11-------- As the exposure and reputation of the world's greatest hill climb has rocketed up in the last four years, more and more international drivers and racers have jumped a the chance to challenge its obstacles.

The 2014 The Broadmoor Pikes Peak International Hill Climb will spotlight 14 auto drivers from nine nations among the 74 entries, including some former champions and familiar faces:

Entries, Nation, Division, Auto/Motorcycle


Nobuhiro ....
ABU DHABI DESERT CHALLENGE: VASILYEV VICTORIOUS IN MINI ALL4 RACING // FOUR MINIS IN THE TOP TENABU DHABI DESERT CHALLENGE: VASILYEV VICTORIOUS IN MINI ALL4 RACING // FOUR MINIS IN THE TOP TEN

Munich (DE). Vladimir Vasilyev (RU) won the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge for MINI. The Russian drove an uncontested victory in the MINI ALL4 Racing used by the Monster Energy X-raid Team and finished almost 48 minutes ahead of second-placed Adam Malaysz (PL) after five legs of the demanding desert rally. With this success, the experienced Dakar driver Vasilyev also took the lead in the overall standings of the FIA World Cup for Cross-Country Rallies. He's now leading the championship with a....
MINI USA ANNOUNCES WINNER OF 'MINI ORIGINALS' DESIGN PACKAGE AS PART OF FINAL TEST TEST DRIVES CONTESTMINI USA ANNOUNCES WINNER OF 'MINI ORIGINALS' DESIGN PACKAGE AS PART OF FINAL TEST TEST DRIVES CONTEST

• College sophomore Alex Coyle will unveil her 'MINI Originals' design at the New York International Auto Show next week


Woodcliff Lake, NJ – April 8, 2014… The wait is over! The MINI community voted Alex Coyle's 'DeLux' as their favorite 'MINI Originals' design package. Part of the larger Final Test Test Drives contest designed to support the launch of the new MINI Hardtop, Alex Coyle's blacklight-influenced MINI Hardtop was voted number one by the MINI community over nine othe....
FORD, IMSA JOIN FORCES ON OFFICIAL AUTOMOTIVE PARTNERSHIPFORD, IMSA JOIN FORCES ON OFFICIAL AUTOMOTIVE PARTNERSHIP

◾EcoBoost-Powered Ford Taurus SHO To Be Official Safety Car At Long Beach
◾3-Year Agreement As Official Automotive Partner of TUDOR Championship, Continental Tire Challenge

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 7, 2014) – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) and Ford Motor Company today announced a three-year agreement making Ford an 'Official Automotive Partner' of IMSA, the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship and the Continental Tire SportsCar Challenge.

As part of the partners....
BARCIA EARNS A SECOND PLACE PODIUM FINISH IN HOUSTONBARCIA EARNS A SECOND PLACE PODIUM FINISH IN HOUSTON

Torrance, CA:This past Saturday, the Honda Red Riders took on round 14 of the 2014 AMA Supercross series at Reliant Stadium in Houston, TX. It was a stellar night for Team Honda Muscle Milk's Justin Barcia, who landed on the podium for the fourth time this season with an impressive second, while teammate Trey Canard finished in fourth. This weekend also played host to round seven of the Western Regional 250 SX class and Muscle Milk-backed GEICO Honda's Zach Osborne scored a fifth-place fi....
IMSA INTRODUCES MODIFICATIONS TO COMPETITION PROCEDURES

◾Race Control Process & Technology Enhanced
◾Caution Procedures Altered To Maximize Green Flag Racing

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (April 2, 2014) – The International Motor Sports Association (IMSA) today announced modifications to some of its competition procedures and an investment in new technology to assist officials in race control beginning with the TUDOR United SportsCar Championship Tequila Patrón Sports Car Showcase at Long Beach, Calif. on April 12.

'The first two events of the ne....
High Efficiency Motors: 1958 Formula One SeasonHigh Efficiency Motors: 1958 Formula One Season

C.T. 'Tommy' Atkins would start out his career as a motorcycle racer riding Douglas motorcycles in the early 1930s. By the time the mid-to-late '50s rolled around, Atkins had moved on from racing, but not very far. Perhaps feeling a need to support up-and-coming drivers, Atkins would turn to providing rides, but in single-seater grand prix cars.

Prior to the Second World War, Atkins would be in search of speed records on a motorcycle. Riding motorcycles, Atkins knew very well their ability t....
Large MINI contingent at the Abu Dhabi Desert ChallengeLarge MINI contingent at the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge

Dakar winner Joan 'Nani' Roma starts in the MINI ALL4 Racing.

Munich (DE). The FIA World Cup for Cross Country Rallies is in full swing. The next great challenge on the race calendar, the third, comes in the form of the Abu Dhabi Desert Challenge, from 6th to 10th April – the 4th rally of the year. MINI and the Monster Energy X-raid Team travel to the third round of the 2014 season looking to build on solid recent results.

In the 2nd round of the championship, the Baja Russi....
LET'S GET READY TO MOTOR! REGISTRATION FOR MINI TAKES THE STATES 2014 IS NOW OPEN!LET'S GET READY TO MOTOR! REGISTRATION FOR MINI TAKES THE STATES 2014 IS NOW OPEN!

• Prepare to unleash your MINI during the dog days of summer


Woodcliff Lake, NJ – March 27, 2014
…Pack your bags and get ready to Motor! Registration for MINI TAKES THE STATES (MTTS) 2014 is now officially open for the legendary cross-country road rally. MINI owners looking to participate can now register at MINITAKESTHESTATES.com. The registration fee for adults is $45. Pets and kids under 12 are free.

MTTS, the biggest official MINI road rally for owners held every other ye....
STRIVING FOR VICTORY AND PERFECTION: BMW GROUP CLASSIC AT TECHNO CLASSICA 2014STRIVING FOR VICTORY AND PERFECTION: BMW GROUP CLASSIC AT TECHNO CLASSICA 2014

Munich / Essen. Techno Classica takes its place as the world's largest and most important gathering on the vintage, classic and recent classic calendar once again this year, with more than 1,250 exhibitors from 30 countries presenting their vehicles and products in the 20 halls and open-air space at the Essen show grounds. BMW Group Classic welcomes visitors to the show days from 26 – 30 March 2014, as Hall 12 is again set aside exclusively for a fascinating retrospective of the BMW, MINI....
The all new MINI: Fresh choices for a touch of individual styleThe all new MINI: Fresh choices for a touch of individual style

Munich. The all-new MINI is more powerful, more refined and more comfortable, and also offers more choice than ever for customers seeking to give their car a unique style.

A fresh and exciting range of model-specific products joins the Original MINI Accessories programme, and is available from the car's launch in spring 2014. It means buyers can fine-tune the design and functionality of their MINI to suit their individual taste.

Striking exterior touches, high-quality detailing for ....
PORSCHE NORTH AMERICA COMPLETES DAYTONA-SEBRING DOUBLE

· Bergmeister Drives To Victory In Team's No. 912 Porsche 911 RSR
· Magnus Racing Pit Call Helps Secure Win In GTD

SEBRING, Fla. (March 15, 2014) – Porsche completed a historic sweep at two of North America's most prestigious road circuits Saturday by winning the Mobil 1 Twelve Hours of Sebring Fueled by Fresh Florida.

Led by sound pit strategy and an impressive final stint by factory driver Joerg Bergmeister, the No. 912 Porsche North America Porsche 911 RSR crosse....
MAZDA MOTORSPORTS SEBRING RECAPMAZDA MOTORSPORTS SEBRING RECAP

• Six Races in Four Series Including a Record MX-5 Cup Field for Mazda


March 16, 2014 (SEBRING, Fla.)
— When it was all said and done, and the numbers were added up, Mazda had more cars, in more races, than any other car company at Sebring – 68 cars in four classes for 28.6% of all race cars competing. The weekend highlights included a 1-2 finish in the Friday afternoon Continental Tire Challenge ST race, a record field in the Mazda MX-5 Cup Presented by BFGoodrich Tires, and ....
COOPER CONFIRMED AS WORLD RX TYRE SUPPLIERCOOPER CONFIRMED AS WORLD RX TYRE SUPPLIER

Cooper Tire Europe has signed a three-year agreement with the FIA World Rallycross Championship presented by Monster Energy which will see the tyre manufacturer supply its tyres to drivers on all 12 rounds of the all-action Championship.

World RX, which is promoted by IMG Motorsport, has made a number of significant announcements over the past few months including the signing of former Formula One World Champion Jacques Villeneuve and several broadcasters who are set to air race action live t....